Soil Temperatures & Importance of Timing Pre-Emergents

A pre-emergent is a herbicide that is intended to prevent weeds before they have the chance to start developing. Weeds begin to germinate at soil temperatures around 60 degrees Fahrenheit, so it is key that you apply the first pre-emergent when your soil has consistently reached 55 degrees; making the best time of year for application in the Fall and Spring. 

“Soil Kit™, a professional soil testing service, will now be sold at Ace Hardware stores. This product detects soil deficiencies and provides nutrient recommendations through its online portal.”

We discussed the USDA’s recommendation that your soil should be tested annually to ensure that it is healthy. We also explained the importance of using the right products at the right rate for right reason, in an effort to avoid environmental runoff.